Poka Bee, time to get some more dogs to keep the old one company, it wont mind, trust me.
I must protest....
It's not the guns but the people that pull the trigger.
I was broken into once, while I was at home, sorta didnt believe it was happening until I heard the fly wire on the kitchen window being cut open, and the plates on the sink rattling. All I had was a cricket bat, not as good as a baseball bat, but not bad. It took me a second to get out of bed, get bat. It took me 5 seconds to run through the plan in my mind, if he or they were in the kitchen.
So door open, duck, move, light on, bat swinging where a head should be, me shouting, 2 seconds tops. Nothing but footsteps out the back. I did a scan of the back yard, whilst doing this, I heard a car start around the corner, followed the noise in my head, heard it turn at the roundabout, up an adjacent street, onto the main road, only 500 yards away as the crow flies.
Now I know If I had a gun, I would have had lots of em.
If guns were allowed here, I would have a stack. Sidearms and Assault Rifles would be me.
I would have waited till the crook/s were in the kitchen and then it would have been 2 seconds, no more crooks.
I dont think it would bother me. I am realistic, not Idealistic.
I would have gone to jail tho with the current thinking. I reckon I would have got off if we were a society of gun totin people. If we all had guns, the thinking would be along the lines of "stupid enough to break in, stupid enough to get shot".
If we were a society where you could have guns. Id have a BB gun (yes dallas stop having a heartatack, we cant even have them unless you belong to a target shooting club) to shoot feral birds from the porch. I would love to do that. Feed sparrows to the dogs, save me 5 bucks a week and the dogs would have fun.
Then Id have on me, something that had a good stopping power and a big magazine. Id want to have the baddest thing that was available.
I know I would feel very safe if I was armed, een if everyone else was. As it stands, down here, it seems everyone carries a knife under 30.
All I know about dealing with knives is either run, and thats sorta out of the question, I aint as fast as I used to be. Or get in first, belt the living daylights outta the guy first if you can and hope for the best. Either option is not as good as having a dirty big gun on your hip for all to see and a few others tucked away. Im a great believer in having multiple guns on your person. Id actually carry a grenade or two if I could when on the train at night.
We have a terrible problem with Sudanese Youth here, who we stupidly took in on Humanitarian Grounds. Those that made the decision thought that you could re educate people who either by choice or design, carried AK47s at aged 9 and used them. Cutting throats at 11 and raping at 13. Lovely kids from poor broken homes that we have here now. Poor Sudanese my a*****. I spose when you were used to death at such an age, a policeman from australia offering to send you to jail is a bonus, not a sentence.
Heres the latest example from my town.http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/3aw-generic-blog/people-filthy-with-sunshine-bashers/20090226-8iir.html
Now if I was that poor kid being kicked, I could have run to the end and lobbed a grenade at them and problem solved.
Now I know you cant tar them all with the same brush, the ones I have spoken to are very polite, religious and all that. genuinely glad to have been saved. Ive aslo been in situations on my own and Im not stupid, felt the vibe and either moved or approached them first to out wit them for the few minutes it took for the train to arrive etc. Standing around and looking like a target is what most people do. The poor kid in that video looks Indian or similar to me, probably a migrant also, an easy target.
Good news is the Sudanese like these ones are idiots, didnt spot the 2 obvious cameras, the ones that are on the train and platform etc. They have them on about a dozen cams, clear as day. They will get 6 months in a Youth Training Centre if that. hard lives, poor babies. The leader of their own Community says deportation is the only thing they fear. But i they have taken out Citizenship, they cant be deported. if their poor mother cries, they cant be deported. If they are stressed, they cant be deported and on and on.
20 years ago when I was out on the town, it was safe. I spose my parents said the same thing. BUT there was not the drugs that we have today that half these nitwits are on. Random attacks were very rare, extremely rare. if someone got hurt, it wa someone they knew. Now its the other way around and getting worse.
Im told girls here carry cans of fly spray in their handbags as we dont have pepper sprays etc. Clever girls I reckon. My mother and sisters used to carry dirty big bloody carving knives in their handbags. They were doing it for years before I found out.